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Middle East Briefing
ICMEP board members facilitate the analysis of important contemporary events in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on the US role in the region, and issues of justice, peace, and human rights. The Middle East Briefing meets on the first Monday of every month (with the September exception for Labor Day).
Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 2, 5:00-6:00pm, Allen County Public Library Downtown, Meeting Room B.
We are very excited to be hosting Dr. Clayborne Carson, head of Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research Institute, and screen his film, Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine. Coretta Scott King gave Dr. Carson custody of her husband's papers upon his death. The film traces Dr. Carson as he leads an African-American youth singing and theater group to Palestine to perform with the Palestine National Theater a play he wrote about Dr. King. The youth find parallel stories between what they observe about the Palestinian experience and their own in the US civil rights struggle.
We will watch the film and hear a presentation from Dr. Carson, Thursday, February 5, 6:00-9:00pm, Allen County Public Library Theater, Downtown.
The award-winning Slingshot Hip Hop, braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.
We will view the film on Friday, February 13, 6:30pm, Manchester University College of Pharmacy Theater, DuPont Campus, 10627 Diebold Road, Fort Wayne.